MSI rolled out the Z170A PC Mate, a new mainline-series LGA1151 motherboard for Intel's new Skylake lineup. With exception of the ASRock Z170 Pro4, which costs around $117.99, this new ATX-sized MSI motherboard is one of the cheapest LGA1151 motherboards on the market with a MSRP of around $119.99.
The board draws power from a combination of 2pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors and offers 6-phase VRM for the CPU. You get four DDR4 memory slots, one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (electrical gen 3.0 x4), three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots and two legacy PCI slots.
Storage connectivity includes an M.2 32 Gb/s slot, a SATA-Express 16 Gb/s connector, and six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Display outputs include one each of DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI 2.0 connectors. USB connectivity includes two USB 3.1 ports (both type-A and on the rear panel), and six USB 3.0 (four on the rear panel, two by header), and four USB 2.0/1.1 ports by header. 6-channel HD audio with ground-layer isolation, and Realtek gigabit Ethernet make for the rest of it.